“I will always put the people of North Florida before politics”
U.S. Representative Al Lawson Jr.
I have dedicated more than half my life to public service and am guided by the belief that the greatest gift an individual can give is to serve their community. I begin each morning with a prayer and a firm promise “to do the work of the people.” It is this simple philosophy that defines me as a man of character and substance who always delivers on his promise.
As a member of Congress, you can always count on me to put the needs of the people before politics.
During the uncertainty of the global pandemic, American families have faced historic challenges. I stuck with you and put the people of North Florida first. When the governor of Florida closed schools and shuttered the state’s economy, I protected families from financial devastation with stimulus payments that helped keep families afloat. I have provided economic assistance to small businesses, so that they can continue their activities and their workers do not lose their jobs.
Currently, some members of Congress are pushing to repeal Social Security and Medicare in five years. I will oppose all attacks on Social Security and Medicare. This year, some members of Congress voted to deny essential health care to our brave veterans. I will always fight against any cuts to veterans benefits. When it comes to Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans Benefits, you can count on me to always fight for you. These are your benefits – you have earned them – and no politician should ever take them away from you.
Since the economy reopened after the pandemic, we have witnessed a booming economy with record job creation and the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Unfortunately, this economic resurgence has also led to high inflation, not just in America, but around the world. I fought inflation by voting in Congress to lower gas prices and reduce the cost of medical coverage and prescription drugs.
Finally, I recognize that many of the rights that we as Americans hold sacred are under attack by militant politicians and even judges. I will fight for you to support American democracy and our individual rights. I will always stand with women against government excesses and I will protect every woman’s right to make her own medical decisions.
It has been an honor to serve you in Congress, and I humbly ask for your vote on November 8th.
U.S. Representative Al Lawson Jr., a U.S. Congressman since 2016, is running for U.S. House, Florida District 2.
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